Global Patent Index - EP 1080030 A1

EP 1080030 A1 2001-03-07 - A LIFTING CUSHION

Title (en)

A LIFTING CUSHION

Title (de)

HEBEKISSEN

Title (fr)

COUSSIN DE LEVAGE

Publication

EP 1080030 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99910557 A

Priority

  • GB 9900872 W
  • GB 9806183 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9948798A1] A liting cushion for raising or supporting heavy objects comprises inner and outer layers (2 and 24), and spacing members (16), all made of polyaramid cord and coated with neoprene. The inner layer (2) is folded over to provide two opposed major portions (6 and 8) having parallel opposed slits (14) therein. Generally U-shaped spacing members (16) extend through opposed slits (14) with facing end arms (18 and 20) of the spacing members (16) connected to the outer surfaces of the opposed major portions (6 and 8). The gaps between the spacing members (16) and the opposed major portions (6 and 8) are closed by strips of uncured rubber and neoprene. The folded over inner layer (2), the spacing members (16) and the strips are secured together by hot vulcanising. The folded over inner layer (2) is then placed in the centre portion of the laid out outer layer (24). This outer layer (24) is then folded over the inner layer (2) so that the end edges (28) of the outer layer (24) overlap one another. The assembly is then hot vulcanised to secure the components to one another to provide the finished lifting cushion.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B66F 3/35; B29D 22/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B66F 3/35 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B66F 3/35 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9948798A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LU NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9948798 A1 19990930; AU 2948499 A 19991018; EP 1080030 A1 20010307; GB 9806183 D0 19980520; JP 2002507531 A 20020312

INPADOC legal status


2002-01-23 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010718

2001-06-20 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010507

2001-03-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000911

2001-03-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LU NL PT SE